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Friday, 18th April 2014

Otters

Animal Collection

River Lochy
Fort William
Inverness Shire
©Lorne Gill/SNH

What's Nearby

Please note that the distances stated below are approximate and are calculated as the crow flies. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you check your route before you travel.

Attractions nearby

  1. Shinty

    Shinty

    Sports Ground

    The largest dedicated shinty park in Fort William, An Aird is located on the east back of Loch Linhe near to the town centre and next to the Nevis Centre. An Aird is also home to Fort William Shinty...

    0.24 miles away
  2. Bike Glen Nevis by road or forestry track

    Bike Glen Nevis by road or forestry track

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Glen Nevis
    Starting Point: Braveheart Car park; Glen Nevis Visitors Centre, both Glen Nevis
    Trail Length: 15 miles / 25 kilometres
    Time Required: 2.5 - half day ride
    Route Type: Cross...

    0.39 miles away
  1. Old Fort

    Old Fort

    Historic Site

    0.49 miles away
  2. West Highland Museum

    West Highland Museum

    Museum

    The West Highland Museum’s collections tell the story of the region and its history. Its most renowned and unusual collection relates to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause. The museum...

    0.71 miles away
  3. Old Inverlochy Castle

    Old Inverlochy Castle

    Castle / Fort

    The ruins of this 13th-century castle near fort William is the site of two battles. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, the castle, although ruined, is unusual as it has remained unaltered since...

    0.75 miles away
  4. Crannog Cruises

    Crannog Cruises

    Boat Trip

    Enjoy this fantastic cruise under the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain onboard the historic vessel Souters Lass. The Skipper gives an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat...

    0.84 miles away
  5. Evening Cruises

    Evening Cruises

    Boat Trip


    During this Wild Lochaber Festival 2014 - enjoy an amazing evening cruise on Monday 19th, Wednesday 21st or Friday 23rd May 2014, departing the Town Pier at 7.30pm.

    Plus regular sailing during...

    0.84 miles away
  6. Cow Hill Circuit

    Bike the Cow Hill Circuit

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Fort William
    Starting Point: Braveheart Carpark, Glen Nevis Grid Re 122737
    Trail Length: 7.5miles, with lots of uphill!
    Time Required: 1-2 hours
    Route Type: Cross Country
    Family /...

    1.02 miles away
  7. Highland Cow

    Highland Cow

    Animal Collection

    With its impressive horns and long, flowing coat of hair, the Highland Cow (or 'Coo') is a well known and much loved sight in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

    1.15 miles away
  8. View from the bridge at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

    Glen Nevis Visitor Centre

    Visitor Attraction

    The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets...

    1.37 miles away
  9. The Great Glen Canoe Trail

    The Great Glen Canoe Trail

    Waymarked Trail

    The Great Glen Canoe Trail is yet another example of what adventures await outdoor enthusiasts in the Outdoor Capital.

    It is an epic 60 mile (95km) journey crossing Scotland in 5 days and...

    1.37 miles away
  10. Bike Loch Oich Circular

    Bike Loch Oich Circular

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Great Glen
    Starting Point: Neptunes Staircase, The Caledonian Canal, Banavie, Fort William.
    Trail Length: 91.5kms-52mls part 1 + part 2
    Time Required: 6-8 hrs part 1 + part 2
    Route Type:...

    1.41 miles away
  11. Neptune's Staircase

    Neptune's Staircase

    Historic Site

    The historic Neptune’s Staircase is a staircase lock on the Caledonian Canal at Banavie, just north of Loch Linhe. Designed by noted Scottish architect, canal and bridge builder Thomas Telford, the...

    1.41 miles away
  12. ©Alex Farquhar

    Highland Cow

    Animal Collection

    With its impressive horns and long, flowing coat of hair, the Highland Cow (or 'Coo') is a well known and much loved sight in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

    1.42 miles away
  13. Banavie to Gairlochy along the Caledonian Canal

    Bike the Caledonian Canal, Banavie to Gairlochy

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Fort William
    Starting Point: Neptune's Staircase Car Park, Banavie
    Trail Length: 15 miles
    Time Required: 2.5 - 3.5 hours depending on how easy you take it!
    Route Type: Family /...

    1.45 miles away
  14. Bike The Northern Shore of Loch Arkaig

    Bike The Northern Shore of Loch Arkaig

    Waymarked Trail

    Location: Great Glen
    Starting Point: Neptunes Staircase Carpark, Banavie
    Trail Length: 52 miles
    Time Required: Day/ half day ride
    Route Type: Family / Recreational , Road
    Difficulty: Beginner -...

    1.45 miles away
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Activities nearby

  1. Nevis Cycles Hire

    Nevis Cycles Hire

    Cycle

    Welcome to Fort William Bike Hire - the largest bike hire fleet for exploring Fort William and the Witch's Trails, riding the famous downhill track West Highlands.

    We offer bikes to suit all...

    0.2 miles away
  2. Winter Skills Courses

    Winter Skills Courses

    Climbing & Mountaineering

    Having an experienced, qualified instructor at your side whilst you practice the necessary skills to travel safely in the winter mountain environment is an invaluable asset to have. The Highland...

    0.32 miles away
  1. The Highland Mountain Company

    The Highland Mountain Company

    Climbing & Mountaineering


    Situated at the base of Ben Nevis in Fort William The Highland Mountain Company offers and delivers high quality mountain guiding and instruction in a range of outdoor activities to family, friends...

    0.36 miles away
  2. Glen Nevis Adventure Walk

    Glen Nevis Adventure Walk

    Climbing & Mountaineering


    A chance to discover the real Glen Nevis!  Combining walking, easy climbing and maybe an abseil, this is a journey that will take you into places you never thought you would see and an adventure...

    0.36 miles away
  3. Summer Walking

    Summer Walking

    Outdoor

    The area surrounding Fort William offers perfect opportunities to get into the wilderness of Scotland without having to walk long distances or up big mountains. With vast reaches of low moor and...

    0.36 miles away
  4. Navigation Training

    Navigation Training

    Climbing & Mountaineering

    At The Highland Mountain Company we offer 3 levels of instruction that will help you to gain confidence and learn the correct skills at your own pace. To ensure that your future trips into the...

    0.36 miles away
  5. Nevis Centre Fort William

    The Nevis Centre

    Activity Centre

    The Nevis Centre is Fort William's multi-purpose meeting place and Events Venue which has recently been redesigned to provide a great experience for everyone. The Nevis Centre offers events all year...

    0.37 miles away
  6. Fishing Scotland

    Fishing Scotland - Wild Fishing and Fly Fishing School

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    SCOTLAND'S ONLY VISITSCOTLAND 5-STAR GRADED FLY FISHING SCHOOL & WILD FISHING ACTIVITY PROVIDER
    Across Lochaber  Ardnamurchan | Fort William & Glen Nevis | Great Glen and Glen Spean | Glencoe and...

    0.41 miles away
  7. A selection of images across Lochaber, by Fishing Scotland

    Fishing Scotland - Wild Fishing and Fly Fishing School

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    SCOTLAND'S ONLY VISITSCOTLAND 5-STAR GRADED FLY FISHING SCHOOL & WILD FISHING ACTIVITY PROVIDER
    Across Lochaber Ardnamurchan | Fort William & Glen Nevis | Great Glen and Glen Spean | Glencoe and...

    0.44 miles away
  8. Glen Nevis Rangers

    Glen Nevis Rangers

    Walking Tour

    Countryside Rangers guided walks and events. Visitor centre with tourist informatoin on Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. Retail section with maps, outdoor equipment, books and snacks.

    0.49 miles away
  9. Mountaineering with Craig Dubh

    Mountaineering with Craig Dubh

    Sport/Leisure Centre

    0.7 miles away
  10. Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    We provide quality bespoke year round mountain guiding and outdoor instruction in and around Scotland’s spectacular mountains. Whether you are a complete newbie looking to ascend your first Munro or...

    0.7 miles away
  11. Climbing with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Climbing with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
    This course is designed to give you the chance to try rock climbing outdoors with the safet of a Top or Bottom Rope system, similar to that used at Indoor...

    0.7 miles away
  12. Walking with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Walking with Craig Dubh Mountaineering

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre

    Here at Craig Dubh Mountaineering we provide a quality, bespoke guiding service through out the Scottish Highlands. Whether you wish to take on the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis, explore some of...

    0.7 miles away
  13. Crannog Cruises

    Crannog Cruises

    Boat Trip

    Enjoy this fantastic cruise under the slopes of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain onboard the historic vessel Souters Lass. The Skipper gives an entertaining and informative commentary as the boat...

    0.84 miles away
  14. Lochaber Guides

    Lochaber Guides

    Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre


    At Lochaber Guides, we offer a fun, friendly and professional all year round Mountain Guiding service here in the stunning Lochaber area. Our goals are to provide you with an authentic, enjoyable...

    0.89 miles away
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Accommodation nearby

  1. Premier Inn

    Premier Inn

    Hotel

    0.24 miles away
  2. Nevis Bank Inn

    Nevis Bank Inn

    Hotel

    0.34 miles away
  1. MacLean Guest House

    MacLean Guest House

    Guest House

    0.4 miles away
  2. Fort William Backpackers

    Fort William Backpackers

    Hostel

    Nestling on a hillside above the town, with wonderful views, our characterful and comfy hostel provides everything you’ll need after a day in the hills. In the evening put your feet up in our...

    0.41 miles away
  3. Berkeley House

    Berkeley House

    Guest House

    In-town guest house, with bed and breakfast accommodation. Close to public transport, the end of the West Highland Way and the start of the Great Glen Way.

    Berkeley House was constructed in the...

    0.43 miles away
  4. Tigh na Drochaid

    Tigh na Drochaid Apartment

    Self-Catering

    This modern, semi-detached apartment is located near the foot of Ben Nevis and at the entrance to Glen Nevis in the heart of Britain's outdoor capital.

    Attached to the owners' property it is...

    0.43 miles away
  5. Tigh na Drochaid

    Tigh na Drochaid

    Bed & Breakfast

    Willie, Rosalyn and family offer you a warm welcome and superb Scottish hospitality in their Highland home. “Tigh na Drochaid” (Bridge House in Gaelic) is a modern home set in a scenic area of Glen...

    0.47 miles away
  6. Alexandra Hotel

    Alexandra Hotel

    Hotel

    The Alexandra Hotel provides great traditional Scottish Hospitality at its best!

    In a great location, with everything is close by - whether it’s shopping in the High Street, catching a bus or...

    0.53 miles away
  7. Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

    Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club

    Hotel

    Nothing is overlooked - Except Ben Nevis You’ll find the Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club a great place to stay and relax, with its truly great atmosphere with comfortable surroundings and friendly...

    0.53 miles away
  8. Old Harbour Master's, Fort William

    Old Harbour Master's

    Self-Catering

    Old Harbour Master's self catering apartment is situated in the centre of Fort William, Western Highlands, Scotland.

    This upper two floor self catering apartment has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and...

    0.56 miles away
  9. Stobhan Guest House

    Stobahn Guest House

    Guest House

    Friendly well-run guest house that has en-suite rooms with views overlooking Loch Linnhe and a great breakfast is provided.

    Stobhan occupies an elevated location overlooking Loch Linnhe and offers...

    0.6 miles away
  10. Best Western Imperial Hotel

    Best Western Imperial Hotel

    Hotel

    0.62 miles away
  11. View from St Anthonys

    St Anthonys B&B

    Bed & Breakfast

    Gill and Dave look forward to welcoming you to St. Anthonys which sits above the town and commands spectacular views across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Hills beyond. Situated off the main road, it is...

    0.82 miles away
  12. The Highland Hotel

    The Highland Hotel

    Hotel

    0.84 miles away
  13. Lime Tree An Ealdhain

    Lime Tree An Ealdhain

    Hotel

    The Lime Tree Hotel, Restaurant and Art Gallery offers you quality accommodation in a convenient location in Fort William in the heart of North West Highlands of Scotland.

    Whether you choose to...

    0.96 miles away
  14. Glenmorven Guest House

    Glenmorven Guest House

    Guest House

    0.96 miles away
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